The Turmeric Trail: Recipes and Memories from an Indian Childhood by Raghavan Iyer

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  • PennyG on June 12, 2016

    I just love Raghavan! I have been to three of his cooking classes here in San Antonio and have all of his books. I recently spent 3 months in Pune, India (near Mumbai, where Raghavan grew up). I was so happy to finally get a hold of this book (it's out of print). It contains so many recipes for food I had in the Mumbai area. Also, I found when I was in India that all of Raghavan's books guide you to cook up some very authentic Indian food!

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  • ISBN 10 0312276826
  • ISBN 13 9780312276829
  • Published Jun 29 2002
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 304
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher St. Martin's Press
  • Imprint St. Martin's Press

Publishers Text

Growing up in Bombay, Raghavan Iyer was immersed in a colorful, flavorful world of homemade Southern Indian cooking and irresistible street food (forbidden by his mother and sisters, but too good to pass up). In this touching, vivid, and expert cookbook, Iyer--now a successful caterer and cookbook author--returns to the recipes and memories of his delicious upbringing: rich curries and stews, irresistible rice dishes, spicy chutneys, crispy poori breads, grilled kebabs, savory vegetable samosas, ginger-spiked chai, and sweet fruit desserts.

With 125 clear recipes that even a novice can master, this richly woven, deeply personal, and above all authentic cookbook brings Southern India to life. Anyone who likes to cook, loves Indian food, or is fascinated by Indian culture will relish the recipes, anecdotes, and reflections in The Turmeric Trail.


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